Dominic Sedgwick

Award: Tutton Award

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Baritone

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Dominic Sedgwick, Baritone, currently studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Robert Dean. He is very grateful to have his studies supported by Help Musicians UK.

In concert, recent performances include Bach’s St. John Passion in Canterbury Cathedral with Richard Cooke and the London Handel Orchestra, Handel's Messiah under Adrian Partington in Gloucester Cathedral, Faure's Requiem with the Royal Choral Society, and the Monteverdi Vespers (Bass soloist) with the Zürcher Sing-Akademie in Zurich, and King’s College Chapel, Cambridge with Tim Brown and English Voices.

In 2012 Dominic understudied Papageno, performing as 2nd Armed Man, for Longborough Festival Opera, before taking on the role on the Young Artist tour. In November 2012 he became a Britten Pears Young Artist, performing in a new production of Poulenc's Les Mamelles de Tiresias under Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles. He sang with Garsington Chorus in the 2013 season, also performing in their Young Artist recital series, and looks forward to performing with English Voices at the Aix en Provence Opera Festival 2014. Since beginning his studies at the Guildhall, performances include the role of Benjamin Britten in Iain Burnside’s Journeying Boys for the Barbican’s Britten Celebration; the Coal Merchant / chorus in the Guildhall production of Jonathan Dove’s Adventures of Pinocchio and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas for Guildhall Opera Scenes. Dominic has recently returned to Aldeburgh as a Britten Pears Young Artist performing as Figaro/Antonio in Marriage of Figaro opera scenes with Ann Murray DBE and Claudio Desderi, and looks forward to performing the role of Falke Die Fledermaus for Opera Danube in St. John’s Smith Square in October. Other full roles include Theseus A Midsummer's Night Dream (Shadwell Opera) and Count Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro (Cambridge University Opera Society).

In recital he has performed in St-Martin-in-the-Fields, the Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, GSMD Lieder and French song concerts and looks forward to his debut recital for the London Song Festival in November with Nigel Foster. He has been a Prizewinner in the 2013 Courtney Kenny Award and won the inaugural Cambridge Song Prize in 2010. In masterclass he has worked with Simon Keenlyside, Ann Murray and Sarah Walker for the London Song Festival, with Susan Bullock in the GSMD Public Masterclass series, and Malcolm Martineau, Janis Kelly and Roger Vignoles as a Britten Pears Young Artist.

Having begun singing as a chorister at Reigate St. Mary's Choir School, Dominic graduated from Clare College, Cambridge in 2011 with a degree in Theology, where he held a Choral Scholarship. Whilst with Clare Choir he performed extensively as a soloist in numerous UK and international venues, on the choir's discography and on live BBC broadcast.

He is extremely grateful to the Worshipful Company of Glovers, the Worshipful Company of Horners (as the Horners’ Becker Scholar), the Kathleen Trust and the Seary Charitable Trust for their generous and continued support over the last year.